Monday, 23 January 2012

Wisteria Doorway

There are some new stamps recently released over at Chocolate Baroque and as a member of the Design Team, I have been creating some samples with them. There are some great flower stamps in these new sets, dandelion clocks, honeysuckles, rose trees, and some fabulous little insects too.

The first card that I have made to show you combines some of these new stamps with a great door stamp from the 'Echoes of Italy' stamp plate. I stamped this first, and masked it off, sponging Distress Inks over the card. I coloured the image with Polychromos pencils, layering up the colour to create depth and shade on the door.

I used several different colours of Versamagic chalk inks to stamp the flower head in the foreground, starting with the lightest, and moving through to the darkest. I then went back to the lightest colour to fill in the gaps, and add a bit of light to the foreground. I used Versamagic to stamp the wisteria at the top of the card.

Finally, I stamped the butterflies with Versafine Onyx black ink, and coloured these with Polychromos pencils again, before adding them to the picture with some stamens. The picture was matted onto lilac and purple card to tone in with the flowers.

I have used stamps from 'Wisteria Lane' and 'The Rose Tree' to complete this card. Do pop over to the Design Team Blog to see what the other Design Team members have been up to with these stamps over the next few days. Thanks for stopping by, xx


craftimamma said...

This is such a pretty card Judith. I love the soft colours and those new stamps are at the top of my wish list now (I just ordered the previous two sets). The wisteria stamp and the honeysuckle from the three new sets are my favourite images and I love how you've used the wisteria here to frame the lovely door. The butterflies look beautiful too.

Lesley Xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Judith. Wisteria are up there amongst my favorite flowers and what you've done with these new stamps and the echos of italy door is wonderful. I'd love to live in a house that suited having wisteria growing along the front, instead of my 60's one.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

This is absolutely delightful & very heart-warming on a dull January morning. I do savour mauves with greens & this is a real beauty with the blue tones of the sky really giving super depth. I love the tendrils hanging down like a curtian & the soft colouring of the butterflies. Thanks for the tipe about starting light then going back to light for filling in gaps with the foliage.
Paula (PEP)

Aquarius said...

Very subtle colouring - more stamp temptation too!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is very beautiful Judith. Love the softness of this card and scene. It looks so elegant.
Lovely greet

Elaine said...

Gorgeous shades on this card Judith. Lovely colouring, you really makes the most of those lovely pencils. I always love shades of purple and mauve and I love the depth of stamping you have achieved on this card. Elaine xxx

ikki said...

Such a lovely piece of artwork - the colours and depth you have achieved are fab. ikki x

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